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Applied Studies Diploma (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


The Applied Studies Diploma is a diploma option available to students identified as having a disability who complete the requirements of their individualized education programs (IEPs) and meet certain requirements prescribed by the Board of Education pursuant to regulations, but do not meet the requirements for any named diploma.

This includes a Webinar Series on the Applied Studies Diploma:

  • Applied Studies Diploma Overview
  • Applied Studies Diploma Part 2: The Curriculum Map
  • Applied Studies Diploma Part 3: Instruction
  • Applied Studies Diploma Part 4: Planning & Reporting


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Diploma Options Employment High School History/Social Science Independent Living Individualized Education Program (IEP) Intellectual Disability Literacy Math Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Parent/Family Professional Resources Science Transition Traumatic Brain Injury